Warcovers :: 1945 onwards

1945 onwards

Forces postal history, United Nations 

1945-9 Indonesian War of Independence   1948- Arab-Israeli   1956 Suez   1967 Arab-Israeli 6 day
1945-54 French Indo-China   1948-60 Malayan War of Independence   1959-74 Vietnam   1982 Falklands
1946-9 Greek Civil   1950-3 Korean   1965 Indo-Pakistan      



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1958 (April) printed (HMS) 'GAMBIA' cover from the PERSIAN GULF to GB.

1958 (April) printed (HMS) 'GAMBIA' Air Mail from the PERSIAN GULF to GB with MARITIME MAIL m/c. [In May 1957 HMS Gambia sailed for the Persian Gulf, becoming the last flagship for the Commander-in-Chief, East Indies, Vice Admiral Hilary Biggs, and returned to Rosyth on 19 Sept. 1958] Ref: 311-066.

Price: £20.00
1965 (March) 'Forces Air Mail' cover + letter BAHRAIN to GB. d/r. FPO 234 p/m

1965 (March) 'Forces Air Mail' cover and letter from Bahrain to GB with d/r. FPO 234 p/m. From 'Cpl. BH Beal, RAF Muharraq, BFPO 63'. Persian Gulf'. Also 1965 (March) cover and letter to him in Bahrain. NB: Flap damaged. Ref: 314-066.

Price: £20.00
1982 cover FALKLANDS to GB. PORT STANLEY p/m. HMS HYDRA h/s. Hospital ship

1982 (8th. May) cover from the FALKLANDS to GB with s/r. PORT STANLEY p/m. [26th. July] and d/r. HMS HYDRA h/s. Hospital Ship: 8th. May at Ascension Island. [Ten-week war between Argentina and the UK from 2nd. Apr. 1982 – 14th. June 1982] Ref: 311-072.

Price: £20.00
1946 Air Mail cover MALAYA to GB. RAFPOST 309 p/m. Singapore

1946 (July) Air Mail cover from MALAYA to GB with d/r. RAFPOST 309 p/m. - Singapore. From 'AC Davis'. Part flap missing. Ref: 311-141.

Price: £18.00
1946 POW l/s. GB to Italy. 200 POW Camp h/s. Abergavenny, Mon. Wales

1946 POW l/s. from GB to Italy with s/r. 200 POW Camp h/s. - Llanover, Abergavenny, in Wales. Great Britain. Corner fault. Ref: 310-157.

Price: £18.00
1948 cover ARAB-ISRAELI War. Israeli APO 3 p/m. tri. Unit h/s.

1948 (July) soldiers cover first ARAB-ISRAELI War with s/r. Israeli APO 3 p/m. and tri. Unit h/s. [Arab–Israeli War: 15 May 1948 – 10 March 1949] Used during founding of Israeli State and the Arab invasion. Ref: 306-124.

Price: £18.00
1946 cover + letter GERMANY to 'Bernhars Wessels, Lager: LB IV. CRCP, BELGIUM'

1946 cover and letter from GERMANY to 'Bernhars Wessels, Lager: LB IV. CRCP, BELGIUM' witth d/r. ELZE (HAN) p/m. [German prisoners of war in Belgian mining camp. LB IV, Winterslag: about 1,700 men Aug. 1945. Mine "Charbonnage de Winterslag"] Ref: 301-057.

Price: £15.00
1946 cover GB to 'Captain Gostting, RAMC, c/o ADMS, South Palestine District'

1946 (June) cover from GB to 'Captain Gostting, RAMC, c/o ADMS, South Palestine District' and redirected to 'Tel Aviv, Room MI'. - Military Intelligence? [1946 Arab-Jewish Conflict] Ref: 309-080.

Price: £15.00
1946 cover GREECE to 'Sjt Con. Coumbis, RHQ 40th. RTR, CMF'. Greek Civil War

1946 (March) cover from GREECE to 'Sjt Con. Coumbis, RHQ 40th. RTR, CMF'. Greek Civil War. [Regimental HQ, 40th. Royal Tank Regiment, Central Mediterranean Force] Served in Greece during the Civil War. Ref: 314-083.

Price: £15.00
1946 POW l/s. KENYA To Italy. POW / EAC p/m. P/W EAST AFRICA 026 h/s.

1946 (Jan) POW l/s. from KENYA To Italy with d/r. POW / EAC p/m. and boxed P/W EAST AFRICA 026 h/s. Also crude type 'EVACUEE / CAMP KENYA' h/s. to rear and remains of Censorship label. From 'Civilian Evacuee, No. 3 Italian Evacuee Camp, NANYUKI, Kenya'. Ref: 309-042.

Price: £15.00
1947 cover GERMANY to India. Georgsmarienhütte h/s. tied OBC 6124 PC 90 label

1947 (March) cover from GERMANY to India [ Four x 24 Pfennig RATE] with OBC 6124 PC 90 label tied by s/r. BRITISH CENSORSHIP 1099 h/s. Also Georgsmarienhütte h/s. Faults. Ref: 301-045.

Price: £15.00
1947 Forces Air Mail cover + letter KENYA to GB. GIL GIL p/m. 'Mobile Squadron'

1947 (Aug) Forces Air Mail cover and letter from KENYA to GB with s/r. GIL GIL p/m. and oval 'Mobile Squadron' h/s. From 'Mobile Squadron, 19 Fld, Survey Regt. RE., Gil Gil'. Ref: 301-029.

Price: £15.00
1947-48 covers + Letters YUGOSLAVIA to Germany. s/r. Red Cross cachets

1947-48 covers [5 No] and letters [2 No.] from YUGOSLAVIA to Germany with s/r. Red Cross cachets. From 'Logor Dunau, Lager Zenica and Drvar'. Faults. Ref: 301-130.

Price: £15.00
1948 Air Letter GB to 'S/L DW Boatman RAF, British Services Mission, Burma'

1948 (Oct) Air Letter from GB to 'Squadron Leader DW Boatman RAF, British Services Mission, c/o GPO Rangoon Burma' with d/r. receipt p/m. From 'S/L JW Ganaway, Air Ministry (MAI)' Good content. [Establishment of British Services Mission in Burma, 9 Feb. 1948] Ref: 312-072.

The British mission conceded, a small civil war, and the Irrawaddy valley was virtually dominated by the rebels. The only thing that held the rebels back was a shortage of ammunition for their predominantly Japanese weapons. (See Bertil Lintne , Burma in revolt: opium and insurgency since 1948, Boulder, 1994).

Price: £15.00
1948 PPC [Chasseur-bombardier "THUNDERBOLT"] FRANCE to GB.

1948 real photo PPC [LYON Port aerien de Bron Chasseur-bombardier "THUNDERBOLT"] from FRANCE to GB. A P-47 Thunderbolt (serial number 44-89788) nicknamed "L' Belleville" of the French Air Force. RAF markings. Ref: 309-114.

Price: £15.00
1955 ps [4c + 2c] PC MALAYA to 'K Lumpor' BATU GAJAH p/m.

1955 postal stationary PC [PERAK 4c + 2c] from MALAYA to Kuala Lumpar with s/r. BATU GAJAH p/m. From 'Mortar Platoon, 3/Malay Regt. Batu Gatah Camp, Perak'. Ref: 305-117.

Price: £15.00
1956 'Forces Air Mail' cover KENYA to GB. FPO 256 p/m. Mau Mau Rebellion

1956 'Forces Air Mail' cover from KENYA to GB with d/r. FPO 256 p/m. [Mau Mau Rebellion 1952-59] From 'Pte. Edwards, Signals Cadre, HQ Coy, 1st. Btn. KSLI, BFPO 10, Kenya'. Located Nairobi. Ref: 303-051.

Price: £15.00
1959 'Forces Air Mail' cover AUSTRALIA to GB. FPO 1046 p/m. '76 Sqdn., BFPO 151'

1959 'Forces Air Mail' cover from AUSTRALIA to GB with d/r. FPO 1046 p/m. [Edinburgh Field] From 'Sgt. Lawson, 76 Sqdn., BFPO 151'. Ref: 312-002.

Price: £15.00
1961 UNEF AIR LETTER. United Nations CONGO to Sweden

1961 (Oct) UNEF AIR LETTER from the CONGO to Sweden with s/r. ORGANISATION DES NATIONS UNIES p/m. From 'Swed BN ONUC, Leopoldville'. [Opération des Nations Unies au Congo] Africa. Ref: 314-125.

Price: £15.00
1962 'Forces Air Mail' PPC ADEN to GB. FPO 1056 p/m. 'RAF Khormaksar, BFPO 69'

1962 'Forces Air Mail' PPC from ADEN to GB with d/r. FPO 1056 p/m. From 'J/T Ford-Brown R.H, RAF Khormaksar, BFPO 69'. Ref: 310-047.

Price: £15.00